TRACK OF THE WEEK
Hot Chip - And I was a Boy From School (Erol Alkan's Extended rework) - Released April 2006
Seems to me that Erol Alkan is trying to 'out DFA' the DFA on this fantastic rework from Hot Chip. The track starts out all moody, bleepy, glitchy electronica with trippy vocals and grows into a low-fi balearic crescendo (if there is such a thing). It is magnificent in so many ways and should appeal to the clubheads out there just as much as the mushroom chompers of this world - Blindin'!
Headman - Moisture (feat Anton Spivac) - Released April 2006
Serious action from Headman, a big player in the new electro disco movement! Moisture is the second single from Headman's acclaimed CD 'On' released on Gomma Germany last month. Given Headman's electro leanings this is a suprisingly up-beat post punk, disco-not-disco, guitar driven track.
Goldfrap - Slide In (DFA Remix) - Released December 2005
Man I love this tune so much, even more than I did on my last posting! and it fills 15 minutes of my show too which is always a bonus! :-) There's something really special about this remix and I’m really feeling the 'Disco DFA' vibe! On another note, given that when it came out in December last year only 100 copies were pressed, I'm rather pleased that I have a copy - What - You mean an mp3 doesn't count? Bugger!
LCD Soundsystem v PartyBen - PartyBen Is Playing at my house - Available online 2006
A great Bootleg this from Party Ben mixing up the LCD Soundsytsem's Daft Punk is playing at my house with Gorillaz, Kate Lenlow, MC Hammer amongst others - Mashup's are dead my arse!!!
For more bootlegs from Party Ben go to: http://www.partyben.com/
Flaming Lips - Yeah yeah yeah song - Released April 2006
Fantastic new and very cheerful single from the Flaming Lips from the new 'At War With the Mystics ' CD, their the twelfth studio album. It seems they've now moved away from the digital sounds that dominated their 2002 release 'Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots' and have taken on a more experimental, organic sound described by leader Coyne as "space-age jazz and progressive Dixieland" - It can't be ignored!
Kylie Minogue - Slow (Chemical Brothers Remix) - Released 2003
An excellent remix of Kylie's Slow from the Chems. Given that Kylie was going through a bit of an Electronica phase at the time of release it's hardly surpising that this glitchy club version of 'Slow' works so well! Good old Kylie, you gotta love her - And such a nice arse too!
Go to http://www.chimeric.demon.co.uk/diversity/articles/airbrush.html for further information about Kylie's arse!
Spank Rock - Rick Rubin (xxxchange electro remix) - Released March 2006
An ode to the bearded Zenmeister of maximum noise-creation, This track 'Rick Rubin' is in fact Spank Rock’s very own, somewhat cryptic brag suggesting that, just as Rick Rubin transformed modern music in the mid-eighties, now Spank Rock are going to do the same for the mid-noughties. The track itself has tonnes of squelching bass, bizarre latin percussion, talking drums, random electronic squeaking, robot voices, and a rhyme from Spank Rock himself that skips through concepts and ideas at such speed that it leaves you dizzy.
Franz Ferdinand - The Fallen (Justice Clique Edit) - Released March 2006
A brilliant re-working of Franz Ferdinand's current single from one of my favourite remixmeisters!!! Some people (ie. Planet L) say it never really gets going - Tosh!!!! ;-)
Coldcut - True Skool - Released April 2006
The new single from Coldcut's latest album 'Sound Mirrors' out on Ninja Tune records.
The DJ Simon 25 Minute Mix
Lifelike and Kris Menace - Discopolis
Lindstrom - Another day (Todd Terje remix)
Tiga - Far from home (DFA remix)
This just in:
DFA Records have finally released 'The DFA - The Remixes Chapter One' this month. The CD collects 9 of the DFA Remixes done since their inception in 2001, starting with the first ever, "Deceptacon" by Le Tigre. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Deceptaon - Le Tigre
2. Mars Arizona - Blues Explosion
3. The Boxer - The Chemical Brothers
4. Another Excuse - Soulwax
5. Dance To The Underground - Radio 4
6. Emerge - Fischerspooner
7. Dare - Gorillaz
8. Orange Alert - Metro Area
9. (Just Like We) Breakdown - Hot Chip
Volume 2 will be released sometime in September
For more info go to: http://www.dfarecords.com/
That's it for this week, more next!!